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Investors Briefing on Wireless Telecommunications Oct. 11

report cover of hand holding cell phoneSeptember 22, 2016 - Joint Venture's Wireless Communications Initiative and the Technology Credit Union are hosting a Joint Venture Investors Briefing, "Bridging the Gap with Wireless Telecommunications," in San Jose October 11.

This event will feature technology experts from the public and private sectors discussing the latest developments in wireless technologies and how they can bridge the Digital Divide. The briefing takes place at the TechCU campus, 2010 North First St., from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Attendance is free with registration. Register here.

Joint Venture endorses Measures A and B

blue circle sealSeptember 19, 2016 - The Joint Venture Silicon Valley board of directors has endorsed Santa Clara County Measures A and B on the November ballot to provide more affordable housing and support transit improvements.

Measure A is a General Obligation bond measure to raise up to $950 million to provide affordable housing for the homeless, low-income families and first-time homebuyers. Measure B is a 30-year, 1/2-cent sales tax to enhance transit, highways, expressways and active transportation.

Read the San Jose Inside editorial in support of Measure A.

Read the Mercury News editorial in support of Measure B.

Joint Venture board elects three new members

Mike headshot Carlene headshot Mary headshotSeptember 16, 2016 – The Joint Venture board of directors today elected LinkedIn Senior Vice President and General Counsel Michael Callahan, The Irvine Company Vice President Carlene Matchniff and San Jose State University President Dr. Mary Papazian as its newest members.

Callahan is responsible for worldwide legal affairs and public policy at LinkedIn. Matchniff is responsible for entitlements, public and governmental affairs for the Northern California region for The Irvine Company. Dr. Papazian joined San Jose State University July 1 with 25 years of experience in teaching and academic administrative experience.

Read the news release.

Alisa Tantraphol is Joint Venture's new Chief Development Officer

Alisa headshotSeptember 16, 2016 - Alisa Tantraphol has joined Joint Venture as its first Chief Development Officer. Alisa most recently oversaw the corporate and foundation programs at Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties and since 2003 she has raised over $100 million for education, technology, health & human services, basic needs, and the arts.

Alisa graduated with honors from Harvard University with a degree in Social Studies and was one of 90 leaders selected nationally for the 2012 Bank of America Neighborhood Builders Leadership Program.

Read Alisa's bio.

Meet Diane Doolittle, Juniper Networks

Diane Doolittle headshotAugust 25, 2016 - When you’re the customer support face of a very large global networking company with several thousand employees in over 40 countries and many of the world’s biggest companies are customers, you’d better have a strong customer service executive and a solid team behind that role.

Fortunately for Juniper Networks, it has both in Diane Doolittle, Juniper’s Corporate Vice President of Customer Services and Support, Business and Portfolio Operations.

And fortunately for Joint Venture, she also sits on its board.

Read Diane's profile.

Silicon Valley Indicators

indicators home page Did you know you can get comprehensive information and data about the economic and community health of Silicon Valley any time by visiting the online home of the Silicon Valley Index at

The site is maintained and constantly updated by Joint Venture's Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies and is a robust collection of charts and information with links to local, regional and national data sources, and resources for additional information within each of the indicator categories: People, Economy, Society, Place and Governance.

Download the 2016 Silicon Valley Index.

Monthly Investors Council Spotlight

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Joint Venture's Investors Council welcomes dozens of public and private organizations and foundations supporting our initiatives and programs. The Investors Council currently includes more than 100 private organizations, 56 public entities and 13 foundations.

Joint Venture offers a variety of support and sponsorship opportunities for individuals, corporations, and public sector organizations. To inquire about becoming a member of our Investors Council, call (408) 298-9330 or visit our Become an Investor page. To see our current investors, visit our investors pages.

What is Joint Venture Silicon Valley?

Established in 1993, Joint Venture brings together Silicon Valley’s established and emerging leaders—from business, government, academia, labor and the broader community—to spotlight issues and work toward innovative solutions. In this short video see what Silicon Valley leaders have to say about the organization.

Contact Us

Joint Venture Silicon Valley
100 West San Fernando Street
Suite 310
San Jose, CA 95113 (View Map)

(408) 298-9330

Come Visit Us!

Location & Entrances

100 West San Fernando Street is on the south side of City View Plaza in downtown San Jose, between Almaden Boulevard and South Market Street.

There are entrances on West San Fernando Street and from the center courtyard of City View Plaza.


Parking in the building is accessible by entering the parking garage on West San Fernando Street, Park Avenue, or Almaden Boulevard.

Please be advised the garage is frequently filled to capacity early in the day and finding an open spot can be quite difficult. Further, the rates are expensive and, regrettably, Joint Venture is unable to provide parking validation or discounts.

Additional public parking is located on the surrounding streets and in several indoor public-parking structures in the vicinity marked by neon signs indicating the location and number of parking spots available.

We encourage your use of public transportation:

VTA Light Rail and Buses – Our building is served by VTA Light Rail along First Street and by VTA Bus routes 22, 23, 63, 64, 65 and 81.

CalTrain and Amtrak – CalTrain and Amtrak passengers may disembark at the San Jose Stations across from the HP Pavilion and walk east on West San Fernando.

If you choose to drive:

From the South Bay:
Take U.S. 101 North to Highway 85 North to Highway 87 North (Guadalupe Parkway)
Exit Highway 87 North at Santa Clara Street
At the stop light, turn right on Santa Clara
Turn right on Almaden Boulevard
Turn left on West San Fernando

From the North Bay:
Take U.S. 101 South to Highway 87 South (Guadalupe Parkway)
Take exit 6B for West Julian Street toward St. James Street
Turn left on St. James to Market Street
Turn right on Market to West San Fernando
Turn right on West San Fernando

From the Peninsula:
Take Interstate 280 South to Highway 87 (Guadalupe Parkway)
Bear left onto Highway 87 North
Exit Highway 87 North at Santa Clara Street
At the stop light, turn right on Santa Clara
Turn right on Almaden Boulevard
Turn left on West San Fernando

From the East Bay:
Take Interstate 880 South
Take exit at North First Street toward Downtown
Turn right on North Julian Street
Turn left on North Market Street
Turn right on West San Fernando

From the West Valley:
Take Interstate 17 North/880 North to Interstate 280 South
Exit onto Highway 87 (Guadalupe Parkway)
Bear left onto Highway 87 North
Exit Highway 87 North at Santa Clara Street
At the stop light, turn right on Santa Clara
Turn right on Almaden Boulevard
Turn left on West San Fernando

In The News

September 25, 2016 - (San Jose Mercury News) - Bay Area Wages Soaring -- but Still Can't Keep Up with Housing Prices: "'The war for talent is driving all of this,' said Russell Hancock, president of Joint Venture Silicon Valley. '… The tech boom and wage growth have created a class of the uber-rich in the Bay Area.'” More

September 16, 2016 - (KQED News) - Incomes Rise for Bay Area's Middle Class, but Not Its Poor: “'Poverty is a large issue in the Bay Area that is often overshadowed by the fact that the economy in general is doing so well,' said economist Jon Haveman, co-author of a 2015 poverty report by Joint Venture Silicon Valley." More.

September 16, 2016 - (San Jose Mercury News) - Michelle Quinn: Silicon Valley Needs a Landmark: "After years of running neck and neck, San Francisco has finally pulled ahead of Silicon Valley in venture funding, according to a report by the Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies." More

September 15, 2016 - (San Jose Mercury News) - California, Bay Area Poverty Rates Updated in Census Report: "About 11.3 percent of Bay Area residents are living at or below the poverty level, according to a 2015 report by the Joint Venture Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies." More

September 15, 2016 - (Morgan Hill Times) - Meet the Council Candidates, Larry Carr: “'The issue of growth is entwined in all of that,' said Carr, who works as the Vice President of San Jose-based Joint Venture Silicon Valley." More

September 9, 2016 - (San Jose Mercury News) - Michelle Quinn: Silicon Valley is Still the Tech Industry's Mecca, for Now: "'It probably doesn’t matter if it’s this city or that city that’s creating the jobs,' said Russell Hancock, president and CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley." More

August 18, 2016 - (International Business Times) - Silicon Valley Has Taken 16 Years to Recover from Dot-Com Bubble Burst: "Russell Hancock, President of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, based in San Jose, told the Mercury News, 'We are creating all kinds of tech jobs, but at the same time we are nowhere hear to solving all the housing and traffic problems.'" More.  

August 17, 2016 - (San Jose Mercury News) - Tech Jobs in Bay Area Surpass Dot-Com Era's Peak: "'"We are creating all kinds of tech jobs, but at the same time we are nowhere near to solving all the housing and traffic problems,' said Russell Hancock, president of San Jose-based Joint Venture Silicon Valley, a private-public partnership." More.

July 26, 2016 - (Driverless Transporation) - Silicon Valley Takes on Smart Mobility: "The Smart Mobility office of Joint Venture Silicon Valley (JVSV) seeks to implement several new transportation systems that will get people out of their cars, use public transit and bikes, and spew fewer greenhouse gas emissions." More

July 21, 2016 - (KPIX-TV) - Peter Thiel Shows Up for Trump: "Both of these people are men of contradictions," says Joint Venture CEO Russell Hancock. Video

July 15, 2016 - (Financial Times) - Inside Hacker Dojo, the Soul of Silicon Valley: "...figures provided by the Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies show strong increases in the number of residents aged 20-29." More

July 12, 2016 - (San Jose Mercury News) - Guest editorial: King, Hancock: Hunger in Silicon Valley Can Be Ended with Community Plan: The two nonprofits we lead have teamed up to convene organizations engaged in surplus food recovery and distribution. More.

July 4, 2016 - (Reuters) - Israel's High-Tech Boom Threatened by Shallow Labour Pool: "Nearly 75 percent of computer and math workers aged 25-44 employed in California's Silicon Valley are foreign-born, according to the Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies." More.